LAGUNA ART MUSEUM APPOINTS NEW LEADER
Laguna Art Museum has announced Julie Perlin Lee as its new Executive Director. Lee, currently Executive Director of Catalina Island Museum, will assume her new role on May 3. She succeeds Dr. Malcolm Warner, who led LAM from January 2012 through December 2020.
At Catalina Island Museum since 2016, Lee has led a period of growth including high-profile exhibitions and educational programs, and the completion of a capital project for the museum’s new permanent facility which opened in 2016. She is responsible for a significant rise in individual, foundation, and legacy giving, enhanced the care and quality of the museum’s collections, and increased Catalina Island Museum’s recognition and prominence.
Before joining Catalina Island Museum, Lee was the Vice President of Collections and Exhibition Development at the Bowers Museum where she worked from 2008 to 2016.
She holds a BA in Art History, MFA in Exhibition Design, and Certificate in Museum Studies from California State University, Fullerton.
Read the full announcement here.
Her husband is David Michael Lee, an artist, professor and gallery curator at Coastline College in Newport Beach.